Hyper-V 2016 and Netapp SMB3.1.1 going bad

Hi all A few days ago I had to upgrade an Hyper-V 2012 R2 cluster to Hyper-V 2016. Using the Cluster rolling upgrade feature made my life a lot easier! However, when checking the SMB logs after installation I discovered the following errors were occurring: The error used a name that was referring to the …

Continue reading "Hyper-V 2016 and Netapp SMB3.1.1 going bad" »

Failover Clustering and Regional Settings

Hi all, This week I was installing a brand new SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn Availability group on Windows Server 2016 . As Always On Availability groups depend on an underlying Windows Cluster, the first step in the installation was building the cluster, after getting the necessary coffee. Building a cluster means running the validation report …

Continue reading "Failover Clustering and Regional Settings" »

Hyper-V Checkpoints crisis – some useful tips

Hello everyone!┬áHope you’re all doing well. My post today is about Hyper-V Checkpoints gone bad. What do I mean with bad? Well, let me sketch the situation first, but I’ll keep it short. Problem situation A customer was running Hyper-V 2012 R2, upgraded to Hyper-V 2016, in combination with Hyper-V Replica to Azure ASR. Unfortunately, …

Continue reading "Hyper-V Checkpoints crisis - some useful tips" »